Sivaniya Subramaniapillai completed her undergraduate training at the University of Toronto, where she specialized in Neuroscience with minors in Psychology and Physiology. At McGill, she earned her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology. Her Master’s research investigated whether multilingualism over the lifespan impacts women and men in a way that differentially promotes cognitive function. The unique sex effects observed in her project inspired her to pursue her doctoral research examining sex differences in the effect of age on brain structure, function and cognition throughout the adult lifespan and the larger implications for reducing Alzheimer’s Disease risk. In her role as a postdoctoral researcher in the Bzdok lab, Sivaniya is interested in further investigating brain-aging trajectories of women and men throughout the adult lifespan, and the factors (e.g., lifestyle, genetics) that differentiate typical aging trajectories from atypical cases.